Bill Smith wrote; "Not bad for a shoeless kid from Bill's Creek Road Bandon, Oregon... Only 1 half of 1 percent of those who join the Air Force could qualify to do what Airlee did during his years of service."
Airlee Owens served as a member of the United States Air Force Security Service(USAFSS) and Russian Linguist.
Airlee is the 4th from the left in the back row.
Airlee spent many countless hours building what is one of the finest tributes to The United States Air Force Security Service known as "SILENT WARRIORS". CLICK HERE TO VIEW
"They Served in Silence."
Airlee serbed his second tour of duty flying missions out of Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska. For his service there he was awarded The Air Award.
Photos Courtesy Of Bill Smith